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The Poster Boy For Unending War~Soldier and Iraqi child rapist U.S. Army Pfc. Steven Dale Green was found hanging in his cell

U.S. Army Pfc. Steven Dale Green was found hanging in his cell at the federal maximum security prison in Tucson last week. The name may mean nothing to you, but his crimes probably ring a bell: He’s the guy who raped and killed a 14-year-old Iraqi girl in 2006 after shooting and killing her parents and younger sister. Then he and some other soldiers from a nearby U.S. Army checkpoint set the girl’s corpse on fire.

For a long time, several soldiers attempted to cover up this horrific crime by blaming the act on “insurgents.” Finally, the truth came out and Americans reacted will collective shock. Even though the United States had been systematically invading and occupying multiple Muslim countries for years, and committing all kinds of destructive acts, the Green incident was considered particularly heinous, and he ultimately received five life sentences in prison.

However, even though Steven Green’s name was plastered across headlines, he didn’t commit these crimes alone. He explained in disturbing detail during his testimony at the federal trial in Kentucky that he and fellow soldiers specifically targeted the Iraqi girl, Abeer Kassem Hamza Janabi who they “watched from the checkpoint as she performed household chores.” Sitting around day after day, Green said he and his buddies abused alcohol and drugs and came up with a plan to rape the girl.

Green said he was brought along to the girl’s home on March 12 because he had expressed a desire to kill Iraqis. A group of five soldiers entered the home while a sixth stood guard at the checkpoint. Then two soldiers took the girl into a room and raped her while Green held the teenager’s father, Kassem Hamza Raheem, and her mother, Fakhriya Taha Muhasen, and her 6-year-old sister, Hadeel Kassem Hamza, at gunpoint in another room.
While the soldiers were raping Abeer, Green executed all three family members. Then he raped Abeer and when he was finished, shot her in the head. The LA Times reports the soldiers then fled, but not before burning the girl’s body.

Much more: http://allisonkilkenny.com/2014/02/the-poster-boy-for-unendi...



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I mean this as a general comment...

As someone that is a veteran of the Iraqi occupation, I hate it when people say that the troops volunteered, and they knew what they were in for when they signed up.

Myself personally, at 19 years old, and a year before 9/11 even happened, I had no fricken clue what was up. Teenagers may legally be adults, but they are nowhere near mature enough to fully grasp reality. Which in addition to being in great physical shape, makes them the most attractive recruits for the chicken hawks.

When I joined, I was proud to serve my country and had the best intentions. Like "they" say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. How many good people are there that are old and honestly believe the republican and democratic party work to make society better? They aren't trying to destroy society, they just don't know any better. This is also the case with most of the troops, they think they are doing the right thing. Propaganda really does work, otherwise it wouldn't be used.

I should also mention, in case it's not clear, I am not defending this guy raping and killing a girl. This was more of a response to the comments by hippies on the article's website. For the hypocrites there that scream about the troops all being subhuman, much in the same way a soldier dehumanizes to make killing mentally OK. Such hate from those hypocrites.

Who read the whole article?

From start to finish. Just wondering by some of the comments made. Looks like only what I put up was read.

And the

quiet of the night became overwhelming!

NOSHEEPLE

Same old story, tale as old as time.

I'm always a little disheartened by the self-righteous comments on these types of things. A guy like Green is not much different than any of us. During an extraordinary test in his life however he made very poor decisions resulting in unspeakable evil.

However, in the military and without, we see the potential and realization of things like this. It doesn't make us better that we did not commit his crimes. Not at all.

In fact, it becomes a self evident truth that we need to look in the mirror and self exam ourselves. I am sorry that no one appeared to help or mentor this kid growing up and guide him to make better decisions, a parent, a teacher, a pastor. That is our responsibility whether you accept it or not. Even after the fact, did anyone believe that his life was worth saving? Did anyone show this guy any love?

Real sad to see all the stone throwers when it was obvious he was a victim himself. Do you think that by throwing stones this won't happen again. Maybe next time it won't be to someone in a foreign country but rather in your own backyard. Will that self-righteousness insulate you from this horror?

I think we have more responsibility here knowing the root cause of these problems. Next time stand up for these guys before they become so far gone that something like this becomes a good idea. For those that are broken, help show them that they still have value and can turn their life around. They don't have to remain a killer, a rapist, a liar, or a thief. Be a productive member of the movement rather than another destroyer.

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
www.yaliberty.org - Young Americans for Liberty
www.ivaw.org/operation-recovery - Stop Deploying Traumatized Troops

Maybe he is not much different than you - but he sure as hell

is a lot different than me.

And YES, it does make me better I dont commit these crimes.

I was taught you dont throw stones if you live in glass houses - well - I can tell you I will never live this guys house no matter what it is made of - so I will keep throwing them stones in hope of hitting the next ahole before he gets a chance to at evil.

And I hole heatedly disagree that this was an extraordinary test.
THIS WAS THE EASIEST TEST IN THE WORLD. I was beyond open book.
Its pretty simple - we don't rape people. It doesn't get anymore black and white than that.

And to call him a victim shows you clearly have a broken morale compass.

And if you are so broken that you are ok with raping and killing a twelve year old - then sorry humpty -but those pieces aren't ever getting put back together - and I will gladly be the one to kick him off the wall if he gets close.

Sincerely,
Self-rightous, non-raper - even after looking in the mirror.

"I was taught.."

Well, that is kind of a key point, isn't it?

Shame on you ...

Why don't you support the troops ???
They are fighting and dying for your freedoms !!!

( end sarcasm )

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

robot999's picture

There are criminals

in all walks of life! Probably even in your profession, and mine. No need to generalize SF, how about we leave that to the collectivists?

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

In this case I disagree

I won't get into the debate of why someone joins the armed forces but when ordered to invade a sovereign nation with no declaration of war and with no provocation. I think my comment stands well :)

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Some walks of life shouldn't be walked.

Signing up as a hired killer for Obama (or Bush or Clinton) is one of them. People who believe "following orders" absolves them of moral responsibility for crimes against humanity are the collectivists you should be worrying about.

The troops don't defend our freedoms. They serve and defend the politicians who want to destroy our freedoms.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

sounds like

the movie "Redacted"
viozz.co

Unfortunately, and perhaps not accidentally, the best witness

against the accomplices in this war crime has been eliminated.

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Excellent ending. Thanks for sharing.

good, I hope the other

good, I hope the other rapists have the same fate...

the tragic story of war

"When a guy like Green dies (or commits suicide, as it looks like he did), a common reaction is to shrug and say, “Oh well. Good. He deserved it,” and I get that reaction. I really do. But casting aside men like Green and labeling them monsters does us all a disservice, and it puts future Abeers at risk. We shouldn’t consider Green extraordinary because he wasn’t. He was just a poor kid from Texas who f**ked up his life and then joined the military where he became traumatized and psychotic, and unleashed every ounce of pain inside him on total innocents. That’s bigger than the story of Steven Green. That’s the story of war."

ChristianAnarchist's picture

When one is thrown in the pit

When one is thrown in the pit of hell it becomes easy to act as a demon...

Beware the cult of "government"...

Well that expains VieNam But doesn't make it ok.

of the Millions killed by there own numbers (USA officers)
The Viet-Cong(so called bad guy) where as low as 8%

Sorry I can't buy into the BS of how that is defending/hero mentality

Most are lucky and haven't been drafted.

Boys sent to kill.

Read the book Kill anything that moves Nick Turse
The guy took the time to do the research.

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?